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Tuesday, January 18, 2011


The number of older people in most developing countries will at least double in the next two decades a time, at whom the fertility rates are falling. The economic challenge of this demographic change will effect development and the financial implications of sustaining this mass survival are formidable and complex. How can “sustainable longevity” be financed in order to ensure an acceptable quality of life for the increasing number of the young-old and the old-old?

The programme is aimed at providing the participants with a broad and up-to-date understanding of the basic issues involved. It helps participants to evolve viable and realistic policies appropriate for their own countries and communities to meet the very real challenge of sustaining in an acceptable way the life and health of older persons. In so doing, while maintaining the economic development of the country, a high quality of life is ensured to older persons.

The programme consists of lectures, seminars and site-visits. Topics include: Longevity and Development; Sustainable Longevity; Demographic Realities; the Cost of Care; Long-Term Care; Social Security Systems; Policies for Productive Ageing; Assessing the Needs of the older persons; Review of Current Policies in Developing Countries around the World; Alternative Sources of Income.

Applications are especially invited from candidates who have one of the following experiences in the field of ageing:
1. Social security administrators and policy advisors.
2. Central planning agency officials; Social Welfare Ministry Officials and Private Sector Providers.
3. Representatives of cooperatives, mutual benefit societies, community action organisations, women’s movements, peoples’ participation movements and other ageing-related and concerned organisations.

Interested persons and organisations may apply by sending the following to: The Director, International Institute on Ageing, 117, St. Paul Street, Valletta VLT 1216, MALTA
1. An application form, which is available through the Institute's web-site or directly from INIA.
2. Proof of proficiency in English.
3. A letter of recommendation from the Director of your organization.
4. A personal letter (giving reasons for attending the course).
5. Copies of relevant certificates.

Closing date for applications is 14 January 2011 ( PLS CONTACT US FOR QUERY)

Course Fee: US$2,680 (includes tuition, board-accommodation and meals but excludes travel).

INIA might have available a limited number of partial scholarships. However, since this is not guaranteed, it is in the interest of prospective candidates to secure alternative funding especially for air travel.

International Institute on Ageing, United Nations - Malta,
117, St. Paul Street,
Valletta VLT 1216, MALTA.
Telephone: (+356) 21-243044/5/6
Telefax : (+356) 21-230248
E-Mail: programmes@inia.org.mt
Web-site: http://www.inia.org.mt

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